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The Most Minimalist Shoes in Existence

On Tynan

I had a bit of a love affair with the Vibram Five Fingers. Todd got a pair right before we headed to Tokyo on Life Nomadic 2008, and I was jealous the whole time. Near the end of the trip Vibram graciously sent me a pair (intentionally delayed until after the running of the bulls, because they didn't want to be associated with that), and I wore them as my only shoes for a couple years afterwards.

I love how the Five Fingers feel, I love how they look, and I love supporting such an innovative company, BUT.... they smell terrible.

If you wear them as your primary shoes, you have to wash them every five to seven days or they smell really bad. When you live in an RV, this is difficult to do well, and when they're your only set of footwear, it's annoying to wait for them to dry. So I began searching for a replacement.

Would you like to run fourteen marathons in a year?

On Runaily

On the face of it running a mile a day does not seem a great deal or exercise. In fact in hardly seems worth putting your trainers on.

Let me take you on a mathematical journey as a way of justification.

Lets take one whole year and for each day of that year you run a mile. That is 365 miles in a whole year. That is not far short of the distance from London to Edinburgh (sorry for the UK reference for those of you elsewhere).

A marathon is 26.2 miles, approximately 26 days worth of running in milerunner terms. If you were to run every day then you would be completing 14 marathons in a year. Imagine that. There cant be many marathon runners in the world that would dream of running 14 marathons in a year.

As you can see running a mile a day is not as lame as it sounds. In fact if you were to run a mile every other day then you would be running 7 marathons a year, nothing to snigger about.

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